We were in a planning meeting for a major program years ago when one of my team members said something striking; “Can’t God just send someone to give us all the money we need for this program rather than praying and trusting God?” While I appreciated his perspective, I gently told him; “I am enjoying this faith process. We would need it for where we are going.” That’s the faith of a visionary.

Friend, without faith, your vision would soon become an illusion (Luke 1:34-45). Many visionaries are confused and discouraged on the path of fulfilment of vision because of a lack of faith in realising divine vision. A lot of teachings and seminars are out there on visions, but very little teaching on faith. There is a connection between divine vision and human faith (Habakkuk 2:1-4).

Without faith, your vision will end up becoming a heavy burden that people would begin to pity you, or you begin to see God as a wicked God (1 John 5:3). When you walk in the God kind of faith, you live in an atmosphere of rest (Hebrews 4:3). Despite the fact that the vision is great, yet you have great peace. You are not under pressure pursuing divine vision (Philippians 4:6-7).

The same process that births divine vision is the same process that releases the faith for it (Luke 1:34-45). Whatever God does not ordain, He would not sustain. The same intimacy with God that delivers the vision is necessary to birth the faith required. When you seem overwhelmed by your God-given vision, go back to God. If He supplied the vision, He would supply the strategy (Luke 1:34-35).

Building your faith is more important than just having your needs met (Hebrews 11:6). A man of vision must prioritise his faith development. This is why God would not sometimes show up when you need Him. He wants to help you grow your faith (Luke 18:1-8). Visionaries must be careful of bailouts. Some bailouts will abort your faith journey. Let patience have its perfect work in you (Hebrews 6:12, James 1:4).

Faith is the livewire of every vision (Habakkuk 2:4). What God gives a man of vision is not money; it is faith. With faith, any vision can become a reality no matter how great it is and no matter the opposition (Zechariah 4:6-9, Matthew 17:20). Use your faith at the level you are in now so that it can grow to meet bigger needs in the future. If you have not used your faith to kill the lion and the beer, don’t ever dream of taking down Goliath (1 Samuel 17:37).

‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria